Amherst College Press Publishes Who Am I in This Picture?: Amherst College Portraits
June 17, 2009
AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Press has published a new, vivid, 96-page book titled Who Am I in This Picture?: Amherst College Portraits ($25, 2009). The publication documents a large-scale experiment in collaborative art at Amherst College.
Amherst students and Hampshire County inmates share an educational experience unlike any other
By Rachel Rogol January 6, 2016
Amherst students Sylvia Hickman ’16 and Teresa Frenzel ’17 with inside students Phillip and Tyler, chatting after their last class together at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction
Last semester, Sylvia Hickman ’16 enrolled in the Amherst course “Equality and Violence,” which met every week at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Corrections in Northampton, Mass.
Organized as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, the course brought 10 Amherst and Hampshire College undergraduates (“outside students”) and eight incarcerated men (“inside students”) together as peers. The course focused on gender, racial and class inequality, and how these disparities are linked to violence and sexual assault on college campuses, in prisons and in the wider world.
Wendy Ewald, visiting artist-in-residence at Amherst College, has won a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, adding to her long list of previous honors, which include a MacArthur Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Fulbright Commission.
Ewald has taught the class “Collaborative Art: The Practice and Theory of Working with Communities” at Amherst since 2005 and has brought in well-known collaborative artists to create art with Five College students and the Amherst community.
Amherst College Artists, Students to Open Non-Monetary Exchange Banks at Senior Center and on Campus Dec. 11
December 4, 2009 For immediate release
Contacts: Rick Lowe, 713.398.0779 Wendy Ewald, 845.546.1643
AMHERST, Mass.—On Friday, December 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Keefe Center on the Amherst College campus and 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bangs Senior Center in the town of Amherst, Amherst College visiting artists and undergraduates, high school students from Get Up Get Down and the senior center will host an opening reception for exchange/value, a project of the 2009 Collaborative Art Class at Amherst Collegeled by visiting artists Wendy Ewald and Rick Lowe, known internationally for their collaborative projects with communities.
When Bessie Young ’11, a double major in psychology and art and the history of art, registered for the college’s Collaborative Art course this past fall, she figured it would enable her to explore an interest of hers: how art impacts communities.